Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) has placed Kenya’s Harambee Stars in Pot 2 ahead of 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.
Following the draw that was done in Cairo on Tuesday, Kenya lies in pot 2 alongside Guinea, South Africa, Cape Verde, Uganda, Zambia, Benin, Gabon, Congo Brazzaville, Mauritania, Niger and Libya.
Kenya was eliminated from AFCON in pool stages after winning only one match against neighbours Tanzania in pool C with 3-2 while lost 3-0 to Senegal and 2-0 to Algeria, who will be battling for the final title on Friday night.
The final draw will be conducted on Thursday in Cairo after the continental football governing body holds its General Assembly.
Teams have been seeded into five pots according to Fifa rankings.
Pot 5 teams will go through a pre-qualifier. Teams will be drawn from the pot to play against each other in a set of four matches with the winners qualifying for the group stage
Pot 1: Senegal, Tunisia, Nigeria, Morocco, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Cameroon (hosts), Egypt, Burkina Faso, Mali, Ivory Coast, Algeria
Pot 2: Guinea, South Africa, Cape Verde, Uganda, Zambia, Benin, Gabon, Congo Brazzaville, Mauritania, Niger, Kenya, Libya
Pot 3: Madagascar, Zimbabwe, Central African Republic, Namibia, Sierra Leone, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau, Angola, Malawi, Togo, Sudan, Tanzania
Pot 4: Burundi, Rwanda, Equatorial Guinea, eSwatini (formerly Swaziland), Lesotho, Botswana, Comoros, Ethiopia and four preliminary-round winners
Pot 5: Chad, Djibouti, Gambia, South Sudan, Liberia, Mauritius, Sao Tome e Principe, Seychelles.
Source: Daily Nation.